ELLEN RECEIVES HER STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Ellen DeGeneres received the 2,477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ON SEPT 4, 2012. She was accompanied by her wife, Portia, her mother, Betty and members from the DeGeneres and Di Rossi families. A week earlier, Ellen and Portia celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. From the pictures, it is obvioius that they are very much in love.
The 54 year old comedian had some wonderful quips to bring to the ceremony:
-I always thought people liked my dancing best. I guess my walk is pretty good too.”
–It is amazing. I spent my entire career tying to conduct myself in a certain way, making sure no one walks all over me, only to get to the point where people are walking all over me.”
The ceremony came six days before the start of the 10th season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Looking stylish in a grey suit and white open-neck shirt, Ellen added a black and white polka dot tie. Portia wore a flowing charcoal shift dress and paired this with tan suede open-toe ankle boots.
Mom, Betty, 82 years young sported a similar style hair cut to her daughter. Betty has written two books, “Love Ellen: A Mother and Daughter Journey” – and- “Just Mom.” In “Love Ellen,” she describes her reaction to Ellen coming out as a lesbian, and her journey from passive acceptance to becoming a passionate advocate for LGBT rights.
Amongst Ellen’s achievements are :
The hosting of Primetime Emmy Awards in 2001 and 2005 -Hosting The Academy Awards in 2007 -Being a judge on “American Idol” in 2010 -Being the voice of Dory in “Finding Nemo.” -Winning at least 13 Emmys
Ellen, you have always been a star for us, on and off the television screen, and you married an outstanding person in Portia. And to Betty we say, ‘thank you’ for bringing an angel of truth and blessings to the world.”